Bloomfield man fatally shot in Newark

Bloomfield man fatally shot in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Lance Sally Jr., 25, of Bloomfield, according to a Dec. 1 press release from the ECPO. On Nov. 30 at 7:34 p.m., police responded to a report of a shooting on the 100 block of Salem Street […]

23-year-old Newark man fatally shot

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Nyshon Anthony, 23, of Newark, according to a Nov. 10 press release from the ECPO. On Nov. 8 at 2:40 p.m., police responded to a report of a male shot on the 900 block of South Orange […]

Irvington homicide under investigation

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Aziz Ibn Rasheed Bell, 22, of Hillside, according to a Nov. 5 press release from the ECPO.  On Saturday, Nov. 5, at 3:26 a.m., Irvington police received a 9-1-1 call stating that an unidentified male was lying […]

Montclair homicide is under investigation

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, along with Montclair Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Leroy Peters, 23, of Montclair, according to an Oct. 28 press release from the ECPO.  On Friday, Oct. 28, at 2:35 a.m., police discovered Peters on the 100 block of Lincoln Street […]

41 fugitives arrested in Essex County warrant sweep

NEWARK, NJ — On Oct. 24, acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced the capture of 41 fugitives wanted for outstanding arrest warrants in Essex County. The fugitives were arrested on felonies ranging from homicide and aggravated assault to weapons possession. Four of the fugitives were wanted for homicide, and 12 have alleged […]

US Attorney brings charges against 42 defendants in coordinated action

NEWARK, NJ — U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced criminal charges on Oct. 26 against 42 defendants related to racketeering, violence, narcotics distribution and federal firearms offenses. The charges stem from five separate investigations conducted by federal, state and local enforcement partners. “Keeping New Jersey safe and reducing violent crime are core to this office’s […]

Newark man found guilty of robbery and murder of Irvington man

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury has convicted Rashad Zeigler, 35, of Newark, of robbing and murdering Rahman Branch, 39, of Irvington, following a trial before Judge Patrick J. Arre, according to an Oct. 26 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. After three days of deliberation, the jury found Zeigler guilty on […]

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